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Handle from side of a hydria (water jar)

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In relief, heads of water-birds with long bills spring from the palmettes at either base of the handle. Green patina, mostly removed. Two of the bronze pins for attachment remain.

Provenance

By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Received from Corinth.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 6th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 418.

Dimensions

Height: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.465

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels